Len Ikitau is poised to recommit to the ACT Brumbies and Australian rugby in a major boost for all parties after the star outside centre rejected offers from overseas clubs. It's understood Ikitau will become the next Wallaby to commit to Eddie Jones' new vision for the future, keeping him in Super Rugby until at least the end of 2025. Ikitau has established himself as one of the best outside centres in the world after making his international debut two years ago. He was hot property on the open market, with overseas clubs keen to lure him abroad. But the chance to add to his Wallabies tenure, chase a Super Rugby Pacific title with the Brumbies and play against the British and Irish Lions convinced him to stay in Canberra. The 24-year-old moved from Brisbane to the capital as a teenager and played for the Tuggeranong Vikings before being offered a shot at the Brumbies. He was Tevita Kuridrani's understudy for several years, but he stamped himself as the man of the future and soon stepped into Kuridrani's No. 13 jersey for both the Brumbies and Wallabies. The Brumbies are hopeful more players will re-sign in the coming weeks as Rugby Australia restarts its contracting process after Jones replaced Dave Rennie as coach. Pete Samu will leave the club to move to France, but there is hope Tom Wright is close to a new deal and the Brumbies are waiting for Rugby Australia to ramp up negotiations with several others. The Brumbies have blended Test experience with Test hopefuls this year, including former sevens stars Corey Toole and Ben O'Donnell. O'Donnell was not your typical schoolboy star. A talented player, sure, but a teenager anointed the next big thing in Australian rugby, he was not. So the Brumbies winger was forced to toil away in search of an opportunity. The journey took O'Donnell from Randwick to America, Spain, Australian sevens and finally Ireland before he received his first opportunity in Super Rugby. The 27-year-old made his ACT Brumbies debut off the bench in Saturday night's victory over the Queensland Reds and is in the frame for a promotion to the starting side this weekend. MORE CANBERRA SPORT Having spent so much time working towards his goal, O'Donnell said moments like Saturday make it all worth it. "I was never a schoolboy sensation or anything like that," O'Donnell said. "I just kept taking chances as they came. I went to the States, I did alright. Another chance popped up in Spain, I took it, then the sevens came. You take them as you get them and put everything into it. "I spoke in the change rooms about how not all journeys are the same. Some people come through the pathways, some people go around the back, which is what I did. You pick up little learns along the way and I wouldn't change how I finally got to Super Rugby." A versatile back with a flying mullet, O'Donnell is set to become a fan favourite for the Brumbies this year. The 27-year-old has his eye on a starting wing spot this weekend and he considers wing and fullback his best positions. Given the depth of talent within the Brumbies squad, O'Donnell is willing to fill in wherever coach Stephen Larkham needs him. "I'll take anything I can get," he said. "That utility role might be good, but I do think I'm an out and out winger or fullback. On the weekend I was told to be ready to go at 12, 13, 14, 15, even nine. "You take your chances when they come. I've been given the opportunity off the bench, so I've just got to bring the impact that I can. Hopefully I can keep delivering and maybe get a chance to see what I can do for a full 80." The Brumbies are on high alert this week as they prepare to welcome Moana Pasifika to Canberra for the first time. The Super Rugby newcomers defeated the ACT in round 15 last season and they will be determined to help Christian Leali'ifano cause an upset in his return to the capital. Flanker Luke Reimer acknowledged the Brumbies took their opponents lightly last year but said there will be no repeat on Saturday. "It'll be awesome to see [Leali'ifano] come out and play back here but we've got a job to do and that's putting some tries on the board and getting the win," Reimer said. We've made it a whole lot easier for you to have your say. Our new comment platform requires only one log-in to access articles and to join the discussion on The Canberra Times website. Find out how to register so you can enjoy civil, friendly and engaging discussions. See our moderation policy here.